Blessings_and_CursesWithout realizing it, the words: Blessed and/or Blessings are being hijacked by our society. We often use these phrases in the wrong context. In doing so, we fall into the illusion, that being blessed means being lucky, getting what we want, or having money or material gains.

Contrary to popular belief – you can have lots of money – and still not be Blessed! Because, in reality BLESSED is an ACTION – or a State of BEING – rather than the quality of having! BEing BLESSED has nothing to do with THINGS, Money, materials or any outside influence. Since, we are in fact, God in ACTION – then our happiness, fulfillment and pleasures are not to be conditioned by THINGS – but, by the worth or value that we place on the God within ourselves! 

So what does it mean to BE Blessed? The word blessed, that Christ used on the Sermon on the Mount {Matthew 5:1-48} is derived from the Greek word makarios, which means: TO BE IN A STATE OF FULFILLMENT!  However, this (I AM) State of Being comes from a self-contained pleasure; not by an external condition. We can have lots of money – and still not be Blessed! In fact, material abundance can be a curse in disguise!! How is that possible?! Well, because, then our primary concerns will be more on how we can keep “our” wealth – rather than just BEing Wealthy. Or we can perhaps feel lonely – and instead of BEING fulfilled within ourselves – we can be preoccupied with who our REAL friends are: constantly wondering ‘are they only after me for my money?!’ So on and so forth…

“Cursed means that in one way or another, we are blinded, and that our limited vision holding us back from connecting to and living within the context of the bigger picture.”~Karen Berg 

The fact of just BEING gives precedence over the material world..or at least it should! When we feel that we lack or need something outside of ourselves – then rest assured, that we are NOT BLESSED, but cursed! When we self-identify money and/or things as Being Blessed – then we actually bring down our BEING to the level of those things! And this is not BEing Blessed at all!

The whole moral of the story is simply this: As long as we realize that WE ARE already BLESSED – we won’t have to chase NO-THING – the “Blessings” will just overtake us! NO-THING can define our current State of BEING only our ACTION (consciousness) can!  In other words, Blessings are beyond Things…and in our Essence — So Are We!! So We should JUST BE a BLESSING instead of attempting to acquire them!!  



Deuteronomy 11:26-28(KJV)

26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day:

28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.

Deuteronomy 30:19(KJV)

19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 

James 3:10(KJV)

10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 


Written & Submitted by:

Dwayne B. Neal 
“Knowledge is power, but ACTION is King!” 
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